I've been talking about changing this section of the yard since I bought the house. I threaten to rip out the rhody's every year. But I can't make up my mind on what I want to do, so, year after year, it stays the same.
So here's what we've got.
This skinny little bed, right up against the front of the house.
Kitchen window on the left, dining room on the right.
A rhody under each one of them.
A Japanese Holly, that I stuck in several years ago, to fill the void in the middle.
Wooly Lamb's Ear and Grape Hyacinths are all underneath.
And a random iris thrown in to bug me.
I went after the rhody on the far right last year pretty bad, and it hasn't quite recovered.
I hate when it gets up above the window.
Okay, I'll show you a bunch of pictures, so you can get your bearings, and then you get to give me free design advice.
Don't pull that card - I know how you gardeners are.
You looooove to tell people what they should do with their yards. :)
'kay, here ya go:
My plan is to put a window box under the kitchen window.
I can use the sprayer at the sink to water it, so annuals would be fine there.
This area needs some height.
The big green beast on the left needs a haircut somethin' serious.
How could I not use this as a way to sneak Baby pictures in?
And there ya have it.
The thorn in my side.
The area of yard that I've hated since day one.
As for growing conditions, the house faces west, so this gets the hottest part of the day, in addition to the heat reflecting off the house.
They've gotta be tough little suckers.
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